Decided to join my friend, Pam, on a 7 day HF Holiday in Wales. The tour company provides various levels of guided walks: Discovery 4 miles, Easier 6, Medium 8, and Hard 11 miles with varying levels of ascent. Since there was a choice in the hikes, I felt the tour should work for my fitness level. Pam could do medium and hard walks while I stuck to the easier ones.
This trip would be a test run for longer trips as I decided to go abroad for 45 days which is the current limit on my travel insurance. Put a solar trickle charger on my car and opened a post office box in preparation.
Had to cut short my participation at World Stamp Show in NYC and fly directly to Manchester, England using Thomas Cook Airlines. TC airlines still feeds you free although the food isn't anything to write home about. The flight was mainly full of British tourists returning home.
Day 1, June 3 Friday, Manchester